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Dear Colleagues,

In the transition to automated vehicles, a great variety of research topics have emerged over the last couple of years. We, as a research community, have started to better understand the underlying problems in important processes like vehicle monitoring or driver take over, and we are gradually moving from fundamental research towards more design-oriented approaches to solve these problems. At the same time, we have realized that achieving major promises of driving automation, such as a reduction in traffic volume and emissions, or increased safety, requires taking into account the surroundings more holistically. Topics such as the integration of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists, accessibility in transportation, or the design and evaluation of shared mobility modes play an increasingly relevant role in automated driving research.

Consequently, we want to acknowledge this shift in our upcoming Special Issue by focusing on “future mobility” as an overarching concept, as we fear that the vehicle-centric term “automotive” is no more inclusive enough for covering all that is essential for the design of future transportation systems.

With this Special Issue, we call for papers that explicitly address the design and evaluation of interfaces and experiences in and outside the vehicle. This of course includes, but is not limited to, designs relevant for classical driver–vehicle interaction, such as support in transitions; interior and interface design for productivity and wellbeing; shared control; or the new role of drivers as operators of complex automation, including training and licensing processes.

In particular, we are interested in contributions addressing the integration of vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as pedestrians or cyclists, into future traffic systems. Because of the increased use of automation, they will no longer be able to communicate with drivers (for example using eye-gaze or gestures). However, this call is not restricted to publications addressing novel communication interfaces, it also covers stand-alone HMIs for VRUs in order to increase safety, comfort, and behavior change towards these climate-friendly transport modes.

Furthermore, we are interested in work addressing the accessibility and inclusiveness of novel mobility forms, including interior design of future shared automated vehicles, HMIs for booking processes, novel interaction concepts to maintain important user needs, and teleoperation of vehicle fleets.

In this Special Issue, we invite researchers, scientists, developers, and practitioners to submit contributions that are original and unpublished, and that have not been submitted to any other journal, magazine, or conference. We are soliciting original research related to automotive user interfaces in the age of automation, including, but not limited to, the following:

  *   Human-computer interaction related to aspects of automated vehicles in the transition towards automated driving
  *   User experience and usability
  *   Novel approaches and technologies
  *   Interactions beyond the private car, including bikes, pedestrians, shared mobility, etc.
  *   Social and environmental aspects of future transportation

In detail, this could be related, for instance, tot he following:

  *   Interactions within the car
     *   Non-driving-related activities
     *   Take-over requests/control transitions
     *   Interaction modalities and novel interiors, e.g.,
        *   In-vehicle displays, including AR, 3D, HUD, etc.
        *   Physiological interfaces
        *   Affective computing and emotions
        *   Haptic interfaces
        *   Shape-changing interfaces and novel materials
        *   Multimodal interfaces
     *   Infotainment systems and passenger Entertainment
     *   Driver assistance
  *   Interacting with other road users
     *   Interaction between cyclists and pedestrians, as well as automated vehicles
     *   Interacting with (other) automated vehicles and drivers
  *   Shared control and authority
  *   Mixed traffic scenarios
  *   Mode and situation awareness
  *   Vehicle–infrastructure interaction
  *   Theories and research methods
  *   Acceptance, trust, and complacency
  *   Interfaces and systems that support social or environmental sustainability

Important Dates & Facts:
Abstract/title submission: ideally until January 20, 2021
Manuscripts due by: January 31, 2021
Notification to authors: March 1, 2021
Final versions due by: March 15, 2021
Tentative publication: July 2021

For more information visit:

Dr. Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni
Dr. Philipp Wintersberger
Guest Editors

Shadan Sadeghian
Ubiquitous Design | Erlebnis & Interaktion
Universität Siegen
Wirtschaftsinformatik, Fakultät III
Kohlbettstraße 15
57072 Siegen
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